AQHA Crowns Nine World Champions on Fifth Day of Competition
The Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show continues at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
On August 6, nine AQHYA members were named world champions at the 2013 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship in Oklahoma City in the following classes:
EQUITATION OVER FENCES – Gentry Cherry of Guthrie, Oklahoma, showed the American Quarter Horse Imasgoodasitgets who is owned by Chad and Molly Cherry of Guthrie, Oklahoma. The 1998 black gelding, sired by Invitation Only and out of Spotted Daisy, was bred by Julie Winkler Laswell of Santa Claus, Indiana.
WORKING HUNTER – Mallory Myers of Sharon Center, Ohio, showed the American Quarter Horse Stroke For Stroke, who is owned by Dr. Scott Myers of Sharon Center, Ohio. The 2001 brown gelding, sired by Stroke Of Luke and out of Beasweet Surprise, was bred by Nancy Sue Ryan of Nocona, Texas.
JUMPING – Myers also won the world championship title in jumping. She showed American Quarter Horse Darn That Cat who is owned by Dr. Leslie Myers of Sharon Center, Ohio. The 1997 gray gelding, sired by Kat Man Zip and out of Devin’s Belle, who was bred by Walter/Helen Sohl/Pamela Myers of Leslie, Missouri.
HUNTER HACK – Kristen Hull of Ligonier, Indiana, showed the American Quarter Horse Into The Blue who is owned by John Hull of Ligonier, Indiana. The 2005 gray gelding, sired by Skys Blue Boy and out of Karaoke Ave, was bred by Ray and Linda Monaco of Prosperity, Pennsylvania.
SHOWMANSHIP – Rebecca Anderson of Gothenburg, Nebraska, showed the American Quarter Horse OK Shes Unzipped owned by Doug Peterson of Gothenburg, Nebraska. The 2004 brown mare, sired by Invitation Only and out of OK Unzip Me, was bred by Diane Klug of Columbus, Nebraska.
POLES – Payton Carnahan of Vincennes, Indiana, showed his American Quarter Horse Moon Struck Sue. The 1997 red dun gelding, sired by Butler and out of Runnin Moon Rockette, was bred by Ronald Glenn of Harned, Kentucky.
BARRELS – Jacie Etbauer of Edmond, Oklahoma, showed the American Quarter Horse Whistle Bugs. The 1998 black gelding, sired by No Whistle and out of Maries Bug, was bred by owner Hollie Etbauer Living Trust of Edmond, Oklahoma.
STAKES – Savannah Pelley of Conway, Arkansas, showed her American Quarter Horse War Lena Grand. The 1997 sorrel gelding, sired by War Lena Bars and out of Leos Alley Cat, was bred by Robert Good Burleson, Texas.
WESTERN HORSEMANHSIP – Megan Overberg of Hillsboro, Ohio, showed her American Quarter Horse Invitation To Show. The brown gelding, sired by Invitation Only and out of Miss Double Show, was bred by Charles Morris of Omaha, Nebraska.
World champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, specially designed logoed jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear, a WeatherBeeta embroidered blanket, world champion patch, neck wreath and gold medallion.
The Ford Youth World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors ages 18 and under around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. More than 2,300 entries from the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Venezuela are competing for 35 world championships at this year’s event, August 2-10 in Oklahoma City.
For more news from the Ford Youth World, visit www.aqha.com/youthworld.
Built Ford Tough is proud to be the title sponsor of the Ford Youth World. Other show sponsors include Bank of America, B&W Trailer Hitches, Justin Boots, Professional’s Choice, Markel, SmartPak, Montana Silversmiths, WeatherBeeta, John Deere, Nutrena and Wrangler.